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RCI Cruisers Opt for Freedom Via Barcelona

The first charter flight from Belfast International Airport to Barcelona to connect cruise passengers with Royal Caribbean's Freedom of The Seas took place on Sunday morning.

Regional Sales Manager at Royal Caribbean International Michaela Banks flew out with RCI cruise customers on the first flight.



Cake Delivery Highlights American's Flat Seat Service

In celebration of American Airlines' now offering a Flat seat product on all routes from Dublin, the airline recently sent Cakes in the shape of a bed to all Key Corporate Travel Agencies.

The cakes were to emphasise and highlight the great service which American offers to all its corporate travellers on their flights from Dublin.



More Flights to Bulgaria for Summer 2018

Balkan Holidays says is holding prices on thousands of summer holidays for summer 2018 despite the weaker sterling, and offering additional flights from Belfast to Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

The specialist UK operator has announced the good news about prices in the new Summer 2018 first edition brochure featuring Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro which goes on sale today.



A World of Extraordinary at The Big Event

The countdown is on for this year's Big Travel Trade Event. Planning is well underway and the 2017 event is set to be the biggest and best yet.

A variety of new travel companies are taking part in the two-day exhibition on June 13 and 14 at the Hilton Templepatrick. The Northern Ireland Travel News Golf Classic will as usual run alongside the Big Event on its second day.



Low-Cost Carrier Puts Flights on Sale Until March 2018

Low-cost airline easyJet, Northern Ireland's largest carrier, has put flights from Belfast International Airport on sale up until March 24, 2018.

Almost 4,000 flights are set to take place to and from Belfast International Airport between February 5 and March 24, 2018 providing over 600,000 seats.



More Discovery Stores to Open as Thomas Cook Announces Closures

Thomas Cook is to close a further 17 shops in addition to the 39 closures it announced in mid-February.

Four of the stores are branded Thomas Cook, the remainder are all Co-operative Travel shops. It is not known if any stores in Northern Ireland are affected by this latest move.



Luxury Dining Incentive from Leading Cruise Line

All through May Silversea is giving agents from across the UK the chance to win an exquisite dinner at a Relais & Chateaux property as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.

The lucky winners will receive an amazing dinner at a Relais & Chateaux restaurant for two people.



Celebrations as Flights to Ibiza and Las Palmas Take Off

Thomas Cook has launched two new flights from Belfast International for the coming Summer 2017 season.

Passengers to both Ibiza and Las Palmas were treated to cupcakes at check-in and a celebratory water arch on departure.



Laptop Story Big Worry for Transatlantic Travellers

Passengers on flights to the US from the UK could face a ban on taking laptops into the cabin.

According to The Times President Donald Trump is considering extending his ban on large electronic devices being carried in aircraft cabins on flights from Europe.



Virtual Reality Ship Tours 'Through the Lens'

Crystal Cruises' latest innovation in luxury is conveniently at travellers' fingertips, transporting them to the spacious decks of the fleet's award-winning vessels and global destinations with one click.

Crystal has unveiled the Crystal Preview, taking guests "through the lens" of select Crystal experiences with 360-degree videos of onboard spaces and itinerary locales through interactive videos on the company's website.



US Adventure Specialist Teams up with Greg Evans Consultancy

The Greg Evans Consultancy has been appointed as the UK and marketing office for small group adventure specialist Bindlestiff Tours.

Founded in 2011, Bindlestiff Tours specialises in operating small group adventure tours in the American West with a focus on Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Pacific Northwest and Alaska offering a range of one to seven-day experiences.



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